The Quilter's Date Keeper is all about taking an idea and running with it! Bonnie
has already shared her side of the story, so I thought I’d share mine.
I regularly read Bonnie Hunter’s blog posts. Eleven months
ago, I read that she had discovered one of our previous versions of the Date Keeper
in a vintage shop. And she thought,Oh my! Do I ever love planners! How
many quilt photos are in this planner? Would I have enough to have C&T do a
planner for me with all MY quilts in it?
I immediately sent an email to our acquisitions editor. She contacted
Bonnie and learned that she had received more than 150 enthusiastic responses
to her blog post. And so the brainstorming began. Bonnie and I tossed around
ideas for user-friendly tips or extras to add to the book, and she decided to provide
the reader with some helpful piecing and binding information. We designed a
project-planning worksheet and a master project list, and included some note- and graph-paper pages for quilt ideas.
In fewer than six weeks after the idea first popped up, we
were sorting through photos and reviewing her quotes for the calendar pages. One
of my tasks was to select the quilts to be included in this book. I had to look
at each and every one of her quilts. I know. Seriously, it’s a tough job.
When you get your copy of the Quilter's Date Keeper, be sure to look closely. Bonnie sent in some
of her newest quilts for her upcoming book, String
Frenzy, ahead of schedule, so that they could be included.
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